Hornets’ forward Jeff Taylor has been inactive since being arrested in September on domestic violence charges. Today Taylor reached an agreement with the prosecution to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse and malicious destruction of property.
The prosecutor told Judge Andrea Larkin they would not object to her allowing Jeff Taylor to participate in a probation diversion program, which could lead to the domestic assault charge being removed from his legal record.
In court the 25-year-old Taylor said that he pushed his girlfriend into the wall at the Marriot Hotel in East Lansing, and the hotel room wall was damaged.
Taylor faces up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Given the recent sports climate in regards to domestic abuse, all eyes will be on Adam Silver and the league to see how they handle their first case. I wouldn’t be be surprised if Taylor never played another game in the NBA.
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